We are pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Hellicar, our longest-serving employee, as the new BirdLife Cyprus Director, following the departure through mutual agreement of Dr. Clairie Papazoglou from her role as Director, on 1 November 2016. We would like to thank Clairie for all her efforts in bringing BirdLife Cyprus to where it is today and wish her all the best for the future.
Until Martin takes up his new role in December 2016, Project Coordinator, Melpo Apostolidou, and Illegal Bird Killing Campaign Manager, Tassos Shialis, are in charge of the everyday running of the office.
Looking ahead, and under Martin’s leadership, we are confident of building on our achievements of recent years and of our ability to continue to grow within the BirdLife partnership. We aim to achieve this in cooperation with our key partners and collaborators, but also with the invaluable support of our members, the driving force that helps us reach our vision and achieve our mission to protect the wild birds of Cyprus, their habitats and wider biodiversity.
From everyone here at BirdLife Cyprus we would like to wish Martin every success in his new role!